Adélie penguin

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Adélie penguin

n.
A common Antarctic penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) that has white underparts and a black back and head and lives and breeds in large exposed rookeries.

Adélie penguin

n
(Animals) a flightless marine bird, Pygoscelis adeliae, of the order Sphenisciformes of cool southern, esp Antarctic, regions: they have wings modified as flippers, webbed feet, and feathers lacking barbs
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Noun1.Adélie penguin - medium-sized penguins occurring in large colonies on the Adelie Coast of AntarcticaAdelie penguin - medium-sized penguins occurring in large colonies on the Adelie Coast of Antarctica
penguin - short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers
genus Pygoscelis, Pygoscelis - a genus of Spheniscidae
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